Or why so many people have a soft spot in their heart for a country, a place, a people they have never met or traveled to?
I think these images from Whale Watch in Kaikoura New Zealand provide a few clues.
Yes, Lord of the Rings is a masterful example of digital special effects. These photos are what you see, feel and experience when you wake up in the morning. No retouching neccessary.
Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO ARE WHALE WATCH®?
Whale Watch is New Zealand’s only marine-based whale watching company offering visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale at all times of the year. Whale Watch scheduled tours operate daily. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale. Whale Watch tours are extremely popular so we advise to book early.